CHANDIGARH: A150—member World Sikh Parliament will be constituted by November 25 under the patronage of Sarbat Khalsa-appointed Akal Takht Jathedar Jagtar Singh Hawara. All the 150 members to be incorporated in the first stage will be from the Sikhs residing outside India. The proposed world Sikh body will have total 300 members including 150 from India.Announcing this at a news conference here on Saturday, the members of Hawara’s advisory committee said the move was aimed at bringing the Sikhs from all Over the world on one platform to resolve the issues of the community. The blueprint of this global forum was being drafted by Hawara for last three years. A 15-member coordination committee has already been formed which would be dissolved after incorporating the proposed 150 members, they added.The 7-member advisory committee has members from Punjab. They include Hawara’s chief spokesperson Amar Singh Chahal, Harminder Singh, Bagicha Singh Ratta Khera, Gurcharan Singh, Balbir Singh, Baljit Singh Khalsa Amritsar, and Harpreet Singh Rana Fatehgarh Sahib. They clarified that the purpose of forming the proposed Parliament was to not to challenge the existence of Shiromani Gurdwara Prabandhak Committee (SGPC) but to assemble the global Sikh community on a single platform. Since the SGPC was under control of One section of the community, the Sikhs settled abroad were unable to be part of it.
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